As A Person, back to the basics, Core, Knowing Your Why, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, motivation, Our Focus, pain, Podcast

The Three Frustrations of a Runner and What to Do About Them

I took a survey a few months ago to see what some of the most common frustrations of a runner are and it was surprising that these three where literally all there was besides a few personal, more specific issues. Lack of Motivation Lack of Time Reoccurring or Constantly Fighting Injuries Do you have any… Continue reading The Three Frustrations of a Runner and What to Do About Them

Be Still, Knowing Your Why, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, Our Focus, pain, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

How to Climb that Mountain

4 Tips to Effectively Climb the Mountain God has Called you to Climb “Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the Lord do that which is good in His sight.” -1 Chronicles 19:13 One beautifully humid morning as I headed… Continue reading How to Climb that Mountain

Be You, Charater Qualities, feelings, Letting Go and Letting God, Life, pain, prayer, recovery

What is God’s Purpose in Pain?

Many of us hate pain.  Actually, I’ve yet to meet someone who loves pain.  Even as a runner, I guarantee most do not like the painful part of working out. There have been a couple times I have almost passed out because of too much pain.  Some throw-up, some have anxiety attacks; the reactions vary… Continue reading What is God’s Purpose in Pain?

Our Focus, pain, prayer, Racing, recovery, Relax

7 Tips for a Better Recovery

Recovery can be one of the toughest points of training, both physically and mentally, whether we are recovering from a spiritual or physical workout. Yet, recovery is a huge factor in training that is often over-looked or underrated.

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Attention! Part Two of the the Best Race Ever

Part Two: This Half Marathon was the best race I’ve ever run. For the last three miles, I was covered in sweat. It was windy, temps were below freezing, and I do not do well in the cold. Besides that, I was now badly dehydrated and my body threatened to cramp up, pass-out, and upchuck the fuel I had recently ingested. But it was during these last few miles that God showed me more of Himself in a beautiful way I’ll never forget!

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Attention! This Was the Best Race I have Ever Ran

This Half Marathon was the best race I’ve ever run. For the last three miles, I was covered in sweat. It was windy, temps were below freezing, and I do not do well in the cold. Besides that, I was now badly dehydrated and my body threatened to cramp up, pass-out, and upchuck the fuel I had recently ingested. But it was during these last few miles that God showed me more of Himself in a beautiful way I’ll never forget!

As A Person, Be You, Charater Qualities, Holidays, Life, Our Focus, pain, recovery, Training the Mind

How to Run for Excellence Rather than Perfection

Running to the best of your ability is way more enjoyable and realistic than shooting for an impossible picture of perfectionism.

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My First Full Marathon Training and Race Recap

Ya’ll I can’t even begin to explain how great this journey has been!  I had originally planned on running a Half-Marathon in the year 2020 but because of Covid, that got canceled.  Then this year, 2021, I planned on running the same Half-Marathon from 2020.  But no, God had other plans!  Great plans!!  Before I… Continue reading My First Full Marathon Training and Race Recap

Charater Qualities, Cross Training, faith, marathon, pain

Do you do Resistance Training or do you Resist Training?

One afternoon my dad picks up my bag of resistance bands and asks me what they are.  After I tell him, his reply was simple, true, and yet hilarious: “Oh, you do resistance training and I resist training!”  In that moment I realized something. We have a choice.  We either train or we don’t.  There… Continue reading Do you do Resistance Training or do you Resist Training?

Be Still, faith, Life, pain, Training the Mind, Uncategorized

Is it Really Worth it?

When the pain makes you question and doubt whether God's calling on Your life is worth it, what is your response?